Friday, September 11, 2009

“Mr. Inspiration” will appear at Sacramento City College Event, 2009 Returning Home, From Combat to College and Beyond

Guest Speaker Super Hero Bob Weiland, Vietnam Veteran and Motivational Speaker, “Mr. Inspiration” will appear at Sacramento City College Event, 2009 Returning Home, From Combat to College and Beyond on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009. YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND!

Bob is a remarkable athlete (2005 Named One of the Top 100 Sports Stories in the past 100 years, an author (One Step at a Time: The Remarkable True Story of Bob Wieland), a remarkable motivational speaker, and soon plans to produce a movie about is experiences and life.

So, why is motivated enough to motivate others? Well, according to a 4 star review of Super Hero Bob Weiland and his accomplishments at, Bob is a double amputee, having lost both legs in Vietnam in 1969. He heroically came home and went on to build himself and his life up to his highest potential, becoming what some might refer to as “Self-Actualized” to the max! Now he passes on his wisdom, experience, enthusiasm for life, and encouragement to veterans from all wars and today’s returning vets.

Come One, Come All…you won’t want to miss this exceptional opportunity to hear one of America’s greatest motivational speakers present his experience, strength, and hope to you, presenting at the 2009 Returning Home, from Combat to College and Beyond on Friday, Sept. 21st at Sacramento City College. We urge you to register for FREE parking pass and FREE lunch at by Sept. 21st to reserve your spot!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

FREE Educational Event for Veterans and Educators

On Friday, September 25 from 8am to 4pm, Sacramento City College and Veterans Community Support Network of Sacramento are hosting a FREE conference called, “Returning Home, From Combat to College and Beyond.” The event will be held from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at Sacramento City College Auditorium, 3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95822.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise awareness, increase sensitivity, and inform veterans, students, and educators on how to assist in the success of veterans who enter higher education. Educators, students, and veterans, and the general public from California, Nevada, and surrounding communities are invited and encouraged to attend.

Topics to be discussed include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Military Sexual Assault (MSA), Suicide Prevention, Veteran Clubs, college services, and appropriate responses to these kinds of conditions.

Guest Presenters include Keynote Speaker John Schupp, PhD, who runs the Supportive Education for the Returning Veteran (SERV) at Cleveland State University; Bob Weiland, “Mr. Inspiration”,
a double amputee Vietnam Veteran, Motivational Speaker and outstanding athlete; and Michelle Wild, M.A., Coastline Community College Faculty who specializes in technology assisted education.

Pre-registration by Sept. 21st for FREE parking pass and lunch are strongly recommended. Go to to submit registration online.

Exceptional Presenters Slated for Free event, Returning Home, from Combat to College Event at Sacramento City College, Sept. 25, 2009

The upcoming educational event, "Returning Home from Combat to College and Beyond", scheduled to be held on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 at Sacramento City College is slated to have several exceptional presenters as well as forums with veterans and educators who are creating positive pathways for veterans returning to school and re-adjusting to civilian life.

One such guest presenter is Michelle Wild, a Cal State Fullerton graduate who earned a Masters in Psychology and teaches at Coastline Community College. Wild is the Co-Department Chair for the Acquired Brain Injury Program. Her innovative approach to enable and enhance learning includes using technology such as PDAs, personal digital assistants, as cognitive prosthetic devices. She teaches cognitive retraining onsite as well as via distance modalities, including cable television, internet, and online courses.

Earlier this year, Wild presented “Online Cognitive Boot Camps for TBI Wounded Warriors and Their Caregivers” at both the Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education Serve, Support, Educate, Conference in Williamsburg, VA and the Council of College and Military Educators Embracing Our Heroes-Shaping Our World”, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Please register in advance to attend this conference at Submit your registration online before Sept. 21 and receive a FREE PARKING PASS and receive a free lunch…yes, sometimes there are free lunches!